of Southern Mississippi Provost Jay Grimes will kick off the university's
2003 Lecture Series in the Sciences Jan. 29 with a presentation
titled "Sharks, Microbes and Biological Resources."
As part of
the 11th annual series, Grimes will speak at 7 p.m. at Reuben Auditorium
in the Walker Science Building on the campus of Southern Miss.
years ago, I became interested in microbes that live in healthy
sharks in a symbiotic manner," said Grimes, a microbial ecologist
who will draw his presentation from three different projects on
which he has worked during the last few years.
those sharks get stressed in some way, those same microbes can turn
around and cause disease or kill the shark."
the role of provost for the Hattiesburg campus last July
the university's second-ranking official and chief academic officer
Grimes was appointed in 1997 as the dean of the Institute
of Marine Sciences, which became the College of Marine Sciences
in 2001. He also is a professor of coastal sciences at Southern
Series in the Sciences features presentations by Southern Miss alumni,
faculty and friends. The lectures are sponsored by the College of
Science and Technology and the Hattiesburg Clinic.
series presentations during the spring semester include:
Shiao Wang, "Shrimp Aquaculture and Shrimp Virus Diseases,"
Peter Butko, "Misconceptions in Science and Biotechnology,"
Shelby Thames, "From Polymer Scientist to President,"
Adel Ali, "Supercomputing and High Performance Visualization,"
in the series will be held at 7 p.m. in Walker Science Building's
Reuben Auditorium. The presentations are free and open to the public.